Kabuto's four insect-like legs have vanished and two long legs with two toes each stand in their place. Two long sharp claws (or sickles) extend from Kabutops's exoskeleton and several plates close the opening that used to be there. There are six hard spikes going down from the back of its neck, three on each side that lead down towards the beginning of its tail. Its head is covered in a rock-hard, semicircle-shaped armor. A stiff, brown tail protrudes from its back. Its gills have begun to change as it adapts to land.
Kabutops's sleek body enables it to swim faster by tucking in its limbs, folding up its claw-like sickles and wiggling. In battle, Kabutops uses its impressive scythes for offensive attacks. As a result, Kabutops is able to wield a variety of claw-based moves such as Night Slash, X-Scissor and Slash. In addition to this physical means of attacking, Kabutops gains access to health stealing moves such as Mega Drain and Giga Drain. Since Kabutops is now fully evolved, it is capable of learning two powerful moves: Hyper Beam and Giga Impact.
Kabutops is a fierce prehistoric predator. Adaptations in its body permit it to lead a more terrestrial lifestyle than its predecessors. It is also very adaptive as shown when its prey started living on land and Kabutops adapted to living on land as well.
The exact habitat of Kabuto is unknown. Other facts would leave one to believe that Kabutops and Kabuto may have lived in the sea and in caves, although Kabutops could walk ashore on its newly developed legs.
Kabutops cuts open prey with its claws, then sucks up the spilled bodily fluids. In ancient times, it hunted underwater for its prey.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.